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Old 02-03-2004, 01:48 PM
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I remember that boat running the Bennihana Grand Prix in the late '70s or early '80si believe. I was pretty young then. Was that you? What kind of boat is it?
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In the late 70s my Father raced primarily in Modified class in a 28' Pantera powered by triple 2.4 Mercs.My Father raced in Production class in 81' I believe.

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...on our wall here at the office and decided not to cash it...
JO,
By not cashing that you guys messed up the accounting in Offshore racing in the US and I hear that was the trigger point for all the stellar organizing we have these days...

So go cash it and maybe all will be well and the sport would be bigger than NASCAR and insurance for performance boat will be $125/year and.....

Just dreaming sorry.
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I remember that boat running the Bennihana Grand Prix in the late '70s or early '80si believe. I was pretty young then. Was that you? What kind of boat is it?
Are you talking to me or Jo?

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Are you talking to me or Jo?

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That one was for you LS.....I don't actually remember the 24 pantera.....Great Adventure, I remember. Maybe because the amusement park of the same name?....I was just a little kid at the time....
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That one was for you LS.....I don't actually remember the 24 pantera.....Great Adventure, I remember. Maybe because the amusement park of the same name?....I was just a little kid at the time....
There were 3 Great Adventures. A 28' Cigarette, 30' Sutphen, and a 32' Viper. My dad checks the board frequently, he can give you more information. I know the Cigarette was in 1976-1977. The Sutphen was raced from 1978-1980. The Viper was used in 1980. He was probably in the race you were talking about. Dad, chime in will you.

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What kind of boat is in post #2?
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Here is a picture from 1976.That is my Fathers first 24' Pantera race boat.

Mike,

That picture was taken going out Goverment Cut here in South Beach. Those are rocks on the background of the picture.

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